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Is UK residential property a viable alternative?

Relative to past norms, returns on residential property will underperform over the next few years. But with commercial capital values dragged down by the retail sector, institutional investment in the residential private rented sector will nonetheless look attractive. What’s more, on the development side, if Help to Buy ends as promised in 2023, the slowdown in demand for owner occupier homes will further boost the build to rent roll out.

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